Coding Guidelines - 2023.1 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Synthesis (UG901)

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  • Do not asynchronously set or reset registers.
    • Control set remapping becomes impossible.
    • Sequential functionality in device resources, such as block RAM components and DSP blocks, can be set or reset synchronously only.
    • If you use asynchronously set or reset registers, you cannot leverage device resources or are configured sub-optimally.
  • Do not describe flip-flops with both a set and a reset.
    • No flip-flop primitives feature both a set and a reset, whether synchronous or asynchronous.
    • Flip-flop primitives featuring both a set and a reset can adversely affect area and performance.
  • Avoid operational set/reset logic whenever possible. There can be other, less expensive, ways to achieve the desired effect, such as taking advantage of the circuit global reset by defining an initial content.
  • Always describe the clock enable, set, and reset control inputs of flip-flop primitives as active-High. If they are described as active-Low, the resulting inverter logic penalizes circuit performance.